Aberystwyth Cottages

Aberystwyth is positioned along the picturesque west coast of Wales and is the main holiday resort in the area. The town has two beaches, castle ruins, a pier and a harbour, as well as independent and high street shops.

With plenty of things to do in the town itself and in the surrounding countryside, Aberystwyth is the perfect holiday location for couples, families and groups of friends.

What is there to do in and around Aberystwyth?

Here are a few ideas of what you can do on your holiday:

  • Both the North and South beaches have won the Resort Seaside award, with the North Beach even being recommended by the Good Beach Guide. After spending the day swimming and playing in the sand, grab an ice cream from the local ice cream parlour and go for a stroll along the promenade to the pier, where you can enjoy the amusement arcade.
  • If you'd prefer to stay close to the water, why not take a boat trip to try and see a dolphin? The west coast of Wales has the largest population of bottle-nosed dolphins in Europe. With over 250 living off the coast, the chances of seeing one of these graceful mammals is very likely.
  • The Aberystwyth Cliff Railway going up Constitution Hill is the longest cable-pulled railway in Britain. Get to the top and look out over the sea and all the surrounding luscious countryside. By using one of the world's largest camera obscura's at the summit, you can look out even further – over 1,000 square miles of the breath-taking scenery of the Rheidol Valley.
  • Open for over a century, the Vale of Rheidol railway is popular among people wanting to view the beautiful countryside that the Rheidol Valley has to offer, and even more popular among train enthusiasts. For a narrow gauge steam locomotive, it climbs an impressive 700 feet in its journey between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge.
  • Devil's Bridge is a world famous tourist attraction, with thousands and thousands visiting the bridge since the 18th Century. With two walking trails to choose from, you can take an up close and personal look at the fantastic sights of the waterfalls, the famous three bridges, and the Punch Bowl. Buy the guide book at the entrance to the nature trail which explains all about the local devil's legend.

History of Aberystwyth

There has been evidence discovered of human occupation in the Aberystwyth area dating back to the Mesolithic Age and although the tell-tale signs of habitation from this and the latter Bronze and Iron Ages may be harder to spot, physical ruins from the C12th onwards can be found at the historic Monastic site of Strata Florida Abbey. Impressive arched doorways stand tall and the lay-out of the central cloister is still mostly intact.

Right on the coast, overlooking the growing settlement, Aberystwyth Castle was built by Edward 1 in 1277 as part of his campaign to subjugate the Welsh kingdoms. Constructed on the site of a previous fortification built nearly 170 years previously the castle was in the innovative concentric circle design. With quite a turbulent history including being captured by Owain Glyndwr's forces in the early 1400s, the castle was eventually destroyed by Parliamentarian troops in 1649. Today, the grounds of the ruins offer fantastic views over the bay.

An industry important to the development of the town was sliver and lead mining. Inland from Aberystwyth, high in the Cambrian Mountains, is The Silver Mountain Experience – learn more about the history of mining in the area, pan for gems or take part in interactive challenges!

The town became a fashionable seaside destination with the coming of the railway in 1864 and with the establishing of the first collage of the University of Wales in 1872, the evolution began of the eclectic mix of cultures you can find there today.

The National Library of Wales was established in Aberystwyth in 1907. A committee had spent 34 years collecting as much important Welsh documents as they could source before the Royal Charter was granted. The Library now houses over 4 million printed volumes and the collection includes many rare manuscripts along with a large archive of maps and photographs. It is also a great resource if researching your Welsh family history!



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Borth, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

WAN376

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£368 - £583
per week
From £285 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Rose Cottage is a pretty white-painted semi-detached stone cottage, with enclosed rear garden overlooking Afon Leri, just 1.5 miles from the coast at Borth and 6 miles north of Aberystwyth.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 1.5 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles

Aberystwyth, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

75929

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£409 - £1095
per week
From £316 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Modern and stylish holiday cottage located on a quiet complex and yet is just a mile and 1/2 from the delights of the Victorian seaside town of Aberystwyth – fall in love with Cardigan Bay from this beautiful property.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 1.5 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles

Aberystwyth, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

BOW93

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£431 - £846
per week
From £332 for a 3-night stay
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 2 miles

Aberystwyth, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

414596

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£416 - £802
per week
From £321 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Secluded sea-view cottage for 2, beautiful both inside and out. Impeccably stylish with wood burner, underfloor heating and spectacular vista of farmland, coast and sea and just a mile from vibrant Aberystwyth
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 0.6 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Aberystwyth, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

WAN397

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£816 - £1056
per week
From £621 for a 3-night stay
  • Luxury accommodation right in the centre of Aberystwyth, guest can enjoy the use of a shared hot tub, neighbouring tennis courts and the local amenities of the town centre are a short walk away.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Tennis court
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Devils Bridge, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

WAN422

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£261 - £419
per week
From £205 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Situated surrounded by picturesque countryside just outside the village of Cwmystwyth, Tyndoll Isaf provides comfortable accommodation to sleep 3 and is a perfect base from which to explore the local area with it's variety of cycling and walking trails.
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 16 miles
  • Pub 4 miles
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Aberystwyth, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

BOW101

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£721 - £1281
per week
From £550 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offer10% off all remaining dates during December 2019, January 2020 and February 2020
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 13.5 miles
  • Pub 0.7 miles

Aberystwyth, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

WAN333

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£304 - £499
per week
From £237 for a 3-night stay
  • This cottage was formerly a granary adjoining the owner's C16th farmhouse on a working farm about 8 miles from the coast at Aberystwyth.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 3 miles

Aberaeron, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

WAS399

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£366 - £633
per week
From £284 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • This charming semi-detached holiday cottage is perfect for a family seaside getaway, it stands in well tended grounds in a peaceful rural location at Ciliau Aeron, only 4 miles from the popular seaside town of Aberaeron and within easy reach of the many lovely beaches and harbour towns of the West Wales coast.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 3.5 miles
  • Pub 3.2 miles

Aberystwyth, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

99869

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£409 - £797
per week
From £316 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Lovely countryside setting with generous grounds and hot tub, this welcoming Devil's Bridge cottage is only a mile from café and pub, walks, famous waterfall, narrow gauge railway and more. Aberystwyth 10 miles.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Beach 10 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Aberystwyth, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

BOW92

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£435 - £1135
per week
From £335 for a 3-night stay
  • Featuring a hot tub, underfloor heating and a welcoming woodburner, this contemporary cottage offers plenty of space for a relaxing break. Ystwyth bike trail on the doorstep, Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay within 3 miles.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 2.8 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
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